Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation Opens Investigation into Civilian Death in the Bronx

BRONX – The New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) has opened an investigation into the death of a civilian who died on November 3, 2022, following an encounter with members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Late in the morning on November 3, two men were involved in a physical fight in a shop near the intersection of East Gun Hill Road and Hull Avenue in the Bronx. During the fight, one of the men stabbed the other and fled the shop. The other pursued him on the street and shot at him. NYPD officers nearby saw the civilian firing his gun and then fired their guns at him. The civilian was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The NYPD recovered a gun at the scene.

Pursuant to New York State Executive Law Section 70-b, OSI assesses every incident reported to it where a police officer or a peace officer, including a corrections officer, may have caused the death of a person, by an act or omission. Under the law, the officer may be on-duty or off-duty, and the decedent may be armed or unarmed. Also, the decedent may or may not be in custody or incarcerated. If OSI’s assessment indicates an officer caused the death, OSI proceeds to conduct a full investigation of the incident.

These are preliminary facts and subject to change.